Philadelphia Phillies vs New York Mets Prediction, 8/12/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Philadelphia Phillies vs New York Mets
Date: Friday, August 12, 2022
Location: Citi Field in Queens, NY
TV: Sportsnet New York
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (+160) New York (-190)
The New York Mets (73-39) will try to beat the Philadelphia Phillies (62-48) at Citi Field on Friday. The odds on this game have Philadelphia at +160 and New York is at -190. The total has been set at 7. The starting pitchers are Ranger Suarez and Max Scherzer.
Philadelphia has a slugging % of .426 and have struck out 903 times, while being walked on 324 occasions. They have accrued 500 RBI's as well as 923 base knocks this year, while their batting average comes in at .250. The Phillies have tallied 170 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 148 baseballs out of the park. They are sitting with 520 runs while holding a team OBP of .314. As a unit, the Philadelphia Phillies are putting up 4.8 runs per outing, which puts them at 6th in MLB.
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The Phillies are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.78 over the course of the season (8th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 957 batters. Their K/BB ratio is 3.03 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.22. Phillies pitchers have given up 103 long balls and 445 total runs (8th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 316 hitters and their FIP comes in at 3.67 as a team for the season.
The Phillies have sent 355 relief pitchers to the hill so far this year. The relievers have inherited 146 base runners on the season with 36.3% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. They have 28 saves so far this year and have blown 11 out of their 39 save chances. The Phillies relievers have a save percentage of 71.8% and has stepped onto the mound in 94 save situations. The bullpen have recorded 54 holds on the year (19th in the league). Phillies pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 98 times in addition to having 107 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Philadelphia Phillies have earned a total of 2,901 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 959 assists and 48 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .988 which ranks 6th in professional baseball, and they have twisted 88 double plays. The Phillies have converted 69.6% of baseballs in play into outs in their 8,703 innings on the field, which has them ranked 17th in baseball.
Suarez (23-13 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 3.60 and he has faced 1,147 opposing batters in the major leagues. He has conceded 256 base hits (8.4 hits per nine innings) with 92 walks. His ERA is 3.02 (92 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.270. Suarez has taken the hill for 274 innings and has accumulated 246 K's so far in his career.
The Mets hold a slugging percentage of .410 and they are recording 4.81 runs per contest (3rd in baseball). They have put up 187 doubles, while taking a walk 343 times as well as notching 534 runs. New York is sitting with 114 home runs this season to go along with 509 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 837 occasions (27th in baseball) and have a total of 979 base knocks. The New York Mets have recorded a team OBP of .331 as well as a team batting average of .259 so far this season.
The Mets are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.183 in addition to having a FIP of 3.63 as a staff for the season. They come in at 9th in MLB as a staff in total hits conceded with 867. The New York pitching staff have yielded 415 runs this season and come in with a team ERA of 3.55 (391 earned runs conceded). Their K/BB ratio is 3.49 (1,061 strikeouts vs 304 free passes). They have conceded 121 dingers and they surrender 3.77 runs per 9 innings (4th in baseball).
New York relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 39.6% out of their 134 inherited runners. Their relievers have taken the field 94 times in high leverage situations and on 99 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 109 save situations, the Mets have earned 62 holds in addition to 14 blown saves. They are currently ranked 9th in the league with a save rate of 69.6%, and they have sent 327 relief pitchers onto the diamond on the campaign. New York has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 46 save opportunities and they have tallied 32 saves.
The New York Mets have gotten 94 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .988 (7th in pro baseball). The Mets have 945 assists, 49 errors and have a total of 2,972 putouts this season. In their 8,916 innings on the field, the Mets have a efficiency on defense of 69.6% (18th in the majors).
In his career, Scherzer has given up 2,141 base knocks while he has totaled 3,140 strikeouts in 2,632 frames. He has surrendered a total of 911 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.077 and having a FIP of 3.1. He has a K/BB ratio of 4.52 and he has faced 10,638 opposing batters in his MLB career. Scherzer (198-99 career win-loss mark) holds a 3.11 ERA and has conceded 7.3 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New York (-190)
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